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Politics & Voting in Alabama

The Political Climate in Alabama is Strongly conservative.

In Alabama 36.6% of the people voted for the Democratic Party in the last presidential election, 62.0% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.4% voted for an Independent Party.

In the last Presidential election, Alabama remained overwhelmingly Republican, 62.0% to 36.6%.
Alabama voted Republican in the previous six Presidential elections

The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Alabama is Strongly conservative

The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index is based on recent voting in national elections, federal campaign contributions by local residents, and consumer personality profiles.

Displaying 20 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

Alabama, Alabama: R R R R R R

How It Works:
Here at BestPlaces, we were looking at the voting patterns since the 2000 election and realized that we could express the results of each election as one letter. R if the Republican Party candidate won, D for the Democrat and I for the Independent. The six elections (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020) would be expressed as six-letter word (R R D R R R).

Then we went a little further and added the dimension of magnitude. If the difference of victory was greater than 10 percent, the letter is upper case, and lower case if the difference was less than 10 percent. This allows us to see interesting voting patterns at just a glance.

Here’s the VoteWord for Iowa – d r d d r r. In the last six elections the state has been closely contested, voting narrowly for the Republican Party candidate in 2016 and 2020 after voting for the Democratic Party in 2008 and 2012. Virginia (r r d d d D) has voted for the Democratic Party in the last four elections.

Individual Campaign Contributions in Alabama

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 89,528 contributions totaling $13,284,874 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $148 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 53,208 contributions totaling $23,310,361 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $438 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

  • Percent Democrat (US Avg: 51%)
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    I would rather live in hell - 8/22/2021
    As someone who has lived in Alabama for 19 years, the best thing i can say about the state is that it could be worse. First of all, if you're not a straight white... Read More

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    Sweet Home Alabama - 12/6/2016
    My husband and I have lived in Memphis for the last 14 years. Believe me, anyplace is better to live than Memphis. These poor folks are stuck in a Civil Rights bubble... Read More

    Thinking of moving to Foley - 3/25/2015
    Can anyone tell me about the services available to senior citizens in Foley. example: if I move there now, I am 67. If I stay and eventually stop driving are there... Read More

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